Dynastar Mythic 97 CA 2019
PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments
The Mythic 97 CA from Dynastar displayed an enjoyable and docile character. It's an easy ski, that's relatively soft, contrary to what its CA name (for Carbon) would have us think.
The professional reviewers appreciated its comfort and overall user-friendliness in most snow conditions: "a consistent and easy ski to handle", "an easy ski", "enjoyable on all types of snow"...
The Mythic 97 CA is playful, agile and especially happy in short turns. With a 15-metre radius, it's almost a go-kart in this category where the radius is generally around 20 metres or more.
The ski's softness combined with a large rocker means that it needs extra length and most of the reviewers had the impression they were testing a ski (at 177 cm) that was short. The ski appears less happy at high speed and in the crud, where the tip tends to flap.
The weight announced is 1.450 kg for 177 cm, which is fine.
In short, the Mythic 97 CA is an excellent choice for intermediate to very good riders looking for a well-balanced mix between weight and exhilarating downhill rides, with a focus on agility and medium speeds.
- Easy to handle
- Smooth in short turns
- Relatively undemanding physically
- Soft tip that flaps in crud and at high speed
- Less convincing performance-wise
The ski review scores
|Short turn performance|
|Long turn performance|
|Skid turn performance|
|Soft snow fluidity|
|Freeride - Flotation quality|
|Handling in powder|
|Performance on hard snow|
|Freeride - Performance on hard snow|
Who's it for?
The great success story. Multiple award-winner by the specialised press at its launch, continually fine-tuned over the last three seasons, the Dynastar MYTHIC 97 CA reflects more than ever the essence of freeride touring. Its secret: balance that was previously believed impossible to achieve. It features a light Paulownia core and a full sidewall sandwich construction, boosted with carbon fibre for impeccable responsiveness and snow contact in downhill rides, discreet rockers and 5-point freeride sidecuts for incredible ease in all snow conditions, without losing an ounce of its grip on the hard pack. Awesome adaptability for such a wide and yet light ski (1450 g per ski at 177 cm).
Features of the Mythic 97 CA
|Model :||Mythic 97 CA|
|Family :||Freeride touring|
|Size tested :||177 cm|
|Tip size :||133 mm|
|Waist size :||97 mm|
|Tail size :||113 mm|
|Radius for the size reviewed :||15 mm|
Reviewed by PROSKILAB™in La Clusaz, France, March 2018